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Thomas Topler

 

Thomas Toppler enjoys a diverse and multifaceted career as a musician, actor and director. His first passion was for the drums, which he began studying as early as 6 years old. His professional training includes a masters degree in

percussion studies from the Kunstuniversität Graz as well as a degree from the international Theatre School École Philippe Gaulier in Paris. As a musician, Thomas has worked with numerous high profile orchestras for both

concerts and world tours, including the Wiener Symphoniker, Concentus Musicus, Wiener Kammerorchester and the Volksoper Wien.

Thomas is the co-founder and director of London based theater company Ship of Fools, which has enjoyed success with its various productions throughout Great Britain. He has also worked as a stage director with notable music

ensembles such as Da Blechhaufn, Louie’s Cage Percussion, The Hankebrothers and for the Mozartwochen in 2019. As a film director he has produced commercials for Die Gruft and Das Neunerhaus, to name a few.

Since 2017 Thomas has taught the subjects Le Jeu, Characters, Bouffon and Physical Comedy at the theater school Schule des Theaters in Vienna. He also teaches regularly at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the ISA - Internationalen Sommerakademie für Kammermusik as well as the Vienna University of Economics and Business where he gives workshops in Pitching.